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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nuts About You!

Happy Thursday, my sparkly friends! I hope you're having a wonderful day. :o)

Today I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog with another cute critter card! This is being added to my box of love for Maddy, this month's I Feel the Love Project recipient. She is a precious 6-year-old who is battling cancer and we are showering her with the love she deserves. It is always an honor to create for those in need.

One of my favorite things about animal cards is that they so easily can be made punny. My Craft Spot has an abundance of stamps for those occasions. For this one, I turned to Tasty Treats! I was delighted to discover that this particular sentiment fits inside the new Tiny Doilies 2 metal dies. :o) (The center circle is cut out with the Tiny Doilies metal dies.)
A variety of cut files from the Silhouette Online Store were used to create this card, starting with the adorable Squirrel in Basket of Acorns. Isn't he sweet?! We're nuts about Maddy and I hope it brings a sparkle to her heart. I wanted this to be a fun shape for her, so I welded together a few jumbo acorns to form my card base. For the tops, I used a waffle cone cut file. :o) Gold Stickles accent each one because I can never resist an opportunity to sparklify something. ;)
For an extra touch of sweetness, I added a second sentiment. Hugs is from the Tiny Tags 2 stamp set, which I've cut out with the coordinating Tiny Tags Metal DiesChocolate Truffle trendy twine and Chocolate Truffle crinkle ribbon were added not only for prettiness, but also for texture. The button is from my stash. When creating for kids, I try to add in several elements for their precious little hands to explore. :o)

The brown flourish paper is from Echo Park's Runway Collection, while the pretty golden plaid is from DCWV. Bo Bunny flourishes add extra sparkle and I like how the shape is reminiscent of a squirrely tail. :o) For a splash of green, I made a pile of leaves with a Recollections punch.

I hope precious Maddy enjoys this little creation from my sappy heart! Thank you for fluttering on by! I wish you a day of sparkles and sunshine. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Craft Your Passion~ Young at Heart
 *Crafting With Dragonflies~ Make a Shaped Card
 *Fab 'n' Funky~ Animals (NO people)
 *Love to Create~ Anything Goes
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge~ Buttons or Bows
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes


  1. This is beyond cute! She'll love it.

  2. Hi Karen, this card shouts ADORABLE!!!! I am in love with the squirrel in the basket , the shape of the card as 3 jumbo acorns is amazing, looks like there were lots of layering! It was sweet to add an extra sentiment, I have to get those tags ..just ordered again from My Craft Spot,I am totally addicted and I have you to thank, lol You did it again my friend, Maddy is going to cherish this card, you sure know how to make a little girl feel special, your whole being is made up with so much love you have to share it, otherwise you would burst, LOL Beautiful card my sweet friend..hugs

  3. Karen this is such a super cute cardLove it!!
    Dr Sonia

  4. Hello Karen. Your shaped card are always so beautifully designed and I get so much inspiration from them. I adore this card. The squirrel is so cute and your design is outstanding, the attention to detail is truly amazing and I love the fun sentiment.
    I am sure Maddy will love and cherish this special card.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Aw this card makes me smile, love the shape, the papers and all the pretty added details to it..... Love the cuteness of the squirrel, you sure will make Maddy smile from cheek to cheek with this fun card!

  6. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely adorable!! That squirrel is so cute with his basket of acorns!! The shape of the card is so fabulous!! I love how you added the leaves and sparkle on top!! As always, each detail is perfect!! This will bring such a huge smile to Maddy's face!! I can't quit smiling myself!! Love, love it my friend!! It's amazing as are you!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. This an absolutely stunning design, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love you to come back and join in with the fun again next week...
    Suzy B~OwnerSuzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  8. Cute! Cute! Cute! Everytime I visit your blog I am so happy I did :) This is super cute. Your details as always catch my eye. The time you must spend to get it just right. I just love the bling and the button over the bow. This is surely to put a smile on that sweet little girl's face. Looking forward to your next post.

  9. This is a great card, Love the acorns. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

  10. Oh Karen this is so lovely your so caring! xx

  11. Great card - love those acorn shapes. Pretty sweet reason to make it too! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current shaped card challenge.

  12. Oh Karen this is cute cute cute cute cuteeeee love all the details...Maddy will laugh and smile big I believe it...really great job I love this too...

    I see your creation on Make It Monday (MIM), my card is #164, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad...hugs, Monika

  13. Gorgeous fun card. Love the shape and how you added all the layers. Right down to the tiny details of the leaves! TFS

  14. That's different - super fun. Thanks for sharing your super card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 19: buttons and bows - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  15. oh my goodness....I am in love with such CUTENESS!!!!
    I seriously just want to squeeze the adorable squirrel! Stinkin cute!!!
    I love fun shaped cards!!! Its one of my favorite projects to make.
    I love that you always add sparkle and the Super DUPER cute and FUN stamp! I have that stamp set! Fun!!!'
    Maddy will love this Super Cute and Fun card!! I do!!
    I am off to work on mine...I have several projects to make so I am setting my machine to cut & tomorrow I assemble.
    Sending my love, hugs and smiles to you my angelic friend,

  16. This is just too sweet, how lovely, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  17. Saw this on Make It Monday’s final challenge…Love it!! Feel free to check out my far that would be #’s 42 and 175!
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
    Karen C

  18. Super cute card, Karen! This will definitely brighten Maddy's day! The gold glitter looks amazing and the squirrel is adorable! I love the sentiment and the bling looks so pretty! I hope you have a great day! :)


  19. Hi Karen! Your shape card looks Fabulous! The squirrel is just to darn cute! :o)

  20. Fabulous shaped card! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  21. A fun shaped card, love the cute squirrel and his "punny" sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing with us on the last MIM linky party, maybe one day it will be back.

  22. What a great shape to the card. Love the way you have done this Thanks for joining us this week at Fab n Funky Challenges
    Alli x

  23. What a wonderful design! Your little squirrel just couldn't be any cuter! I love the way his sweet little paws are holding on to the side of the basket! I'm sure little Maddy will be delighted with this creation made so lovingly for her!


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